Friday, June 4, 2010
Will Miss #180 - unexpected bursts of English
My husband was walking around the area outside of his office and the employees from McDonald's were milling about shouting about a new burger. Of course, they were shouting in Japanese, but when my husband momentarily made eye contact with one of the women, she shouted (in English), "it's delicious!" There's something delightful about these surprise communications coming at you out of the blue. You know people are trying to be extra friendly and to connect with you on a level you will find easier to understand. The English they use also comes across as innocently funny.
I'll miss these kind and warm efforts to connect with me.